Experimental Australian death metal group Portal has announced the release of their fifth studio album ION for January 28th, 2018. According to Profound Lore Records: “ION is the band’s most intense and experimental release to date, an album not for the faint of heart and/of mind.” After hearing the song “Phreqs”, I can’t help but agree.
Portal will be celebrating their 20 year anniversary next year since their first demo release in 1998. These guys were pioneers and played death metal like no had ever heard before; combing very odd time signatures, dizzy, disorienting riffs, and an atmosphere that’s truly suffocating and terrifying. H.P. Lovecraft would be proud of how his writing transpired into the minds of these musicians, who translate the horror and dread into music.
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